It’s a gig. Wrestlers have a weird relationship when it comes to acting, as while they are professional athletes, they are also acting in a way. They are asked to go out in front of an audience and portray a character, while also wrestling a match. That is easier said than done, but now one prominent wrestler is getting more into the pure acting side of things with the ring not being included.
Earlier this week, AEW’s CM Punk appeared in an episode of Mayans M.C. as Paul, a military veteran. According to show runner Elgin James in an interview with Gamespot, the character was written with Punk in mind and he will continue to appear throughout the rest of season four. Punk has dabbled in acting before, most notably in the horror movie The Girl On The Third Floor and the Starz wrestling series Heels.
Punk has some screen presence. Check out his appearance on the show:
Opinion: This is something that is rather cool to see as Punk has a bit of acting experience under his belt. It is nice to have a wrestler getting this kind of a role as wrestlers can work well on screen when they are given the chance. Hopefully that is the case with Punk, as he is starting to pick up more and more of these roles. I’m not sure how far he is going to make it in acting, but this is a lot further than most wrestlers get.
What did you think of Punk’s appearance? What role would suit him best? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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